The Australian Marine Mammal Centre

The Australian Marine Mammal Centre

The Australian Marine Mammal Centre

Today’s feature science organisation is The Australian Marine Mammal Centre, which is developing a number of database applications to assist with its role of coordination of marine mammal research expertise and the provision of scientific advice underpinning marine mammal conservation and policy initiatives. Broadly speaking, these databases will achieve this by:

•facilitating data-driven management and conservation decisions for Australian cetaceans;
•collating, protecting and archiving data on Australian cetaceans;
•assisting with reporting obligations to the International Whaling Commission and under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act
•providing ongoing protection of the Intellectual Property Rights;
•encouraging and facilitating collaboration, analysis and reporting
•promoting the utilisation of large datasets through streamlining of image analyses and other complex processes; and
•providing the public with summarised information on the biology of Australian cetaceans.

More details available from their website http://data.marinemammals.gov.au/

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